Punch,  42 (1862), 59.

Lesion of the Lungs of London



News-Commentary, Drollery


Dissection, Analogy, Environmentalism, Exhibitions, Industry, Commerce, Materialism

    Describes a proposed 'incision' to the 'right lung'—Kensington Gardens—of London. Explains that this cut will be deep in order to establish communication between Bayswater and Kensington Gore, a decision informed by the demands of the International Exhibition, and thus illustrating the sacrifice of 'natural objects' for 'material interests' and 'manufactures of a rich and magnificent kind'.

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